1963 GMC Pickup Riding On Vossen Forged ML-R1 Wheels8
There’s something about those early-model GMC pickups that just looks good, whether it’s perfectly restored and all-original, or slammed to the pavement over aftermarket wheels with some healthy patina on the panels. This particular GMC pickup is obviously a member of the latter camp.
Recently posted to social media, this 1963 GMC pickup was built by Hive Garage out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and made an appearance at the Toyo Treadpass booth for SEMA 2022. The truck is rocking a head-turning two-tone paint treatment that combines turquoise for the lower body panels with white for the roof and cabin section. The look also incorporates swaths of patina from front to back, as well as chrome detailing for the window surrounds, sideview mirrors, bumpers, and front fascia.
Further highlights include a side-exit exhaust treatment, while the pavement-scraping stance is achieved thanks to Air Lift Performance air suspension components. And of course, we can’t forget those wheels, specifically Vossen’s forged ML-R1s. With a silver finish and multi-spoke design, the rollers add just the right amount of modernity to the GMC pickup, looking new and custom, but not overly garish. Vossen offers the ML-R1 in a variety of different diameters, from 19 to 24 inches. Pricing starts at $1,900 per wheel.
Speaking of modernity, the rear of this GMC pickup truck is holding a pair of dirt bikes, but critically, these two-wheelers aren’t powered by internal combustion. Rather, they’re high-performance all-electric units from Cake, a Swedish off-road motorcycle company, and surprising enough, they actually look right at home in the back of the GMC pickup.
Of course, given the ride height, the pickup’s bed is pretty much deleted, which means the EV dirt bikes are mounted on more of a platform. Even still, the matching turquoise coloring, patina, and new-mixed-with-old aesthetic works well for this custom GMC, and certainly justifies the amount of attention it received at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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I hate fake patina!!!!!
Yeah, it looks like they started to work on a restoration and quit, weird.
It’s a huge trend to leave the old paint/patina on these customs. Many look like that with the underneath as good as a new vehicle.
Wish there were more photos of the bikes! -They look pretty trick.
whoever lowered that thing, destroyed its practicallity. Its not practical to drive to out onto the street.
Obviously, you don’t know about bagged suspensions. You can lift the truck for driving in whatever terrains or roads you want. I’ve seen bagged duallies pulling 45′ trailers a thousand miles to hot rod shows loaded with gear. It’s a custom thing you have to be there. See custom truck shows on youtube in the US and you’ll know what’s going on.
Riding on wheels?
Rather scratching the body on the road!